Crime

Nelson police continue to investigate copper wire theft from Vernon Street residence

The house on the corner of Cedar and Vernon Street was the site of copper wire theft says NPD. — The Nelson Daily photo

Nelson Police Department Sergeant Dino Falcone said officers continue to investigate theft of copper wire from a house in the 800 Block of Vernon Street.

Police were alerted by the Nelson Fire Department after it was reported residents from the above apartment complained of fumes in the air that made them feel ill.

“This is a copper theft investigation,” Falcone told The Nelson Daily Tuesday.

More Income Tax Scams -- Beware!

More Income Tax Scams -- Beware!

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) warns you to beware of telephone calls or emails that claim to be from the CRA but are not. These are phishing and other fraudulent scams that could result in identity and financial theft.

Police continue to grapple with gang turf wars in Surrey/Delta

Police continue to grapple with gang turf wars in Surrey/Delta

Today the Surrey RCMP, RCMP Lower Mainland District and the City of Surrey announced the creation of a tip line dedicated to gathering information about the shootings that have occurred in Surrey and Delta over the past six weeks. The tip line is 604-915-6566 and will be monitored 24/7.

Accident near Fairview sends six to hospital

Accident near Fairview sends six to hospital

A motor vehicle incident Saturday night/Sunday morning ended far better than it could have, with six people being transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Castlegar RCMP received the call at roughly 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, and members attended at Highway 22 near Fairview, where a car had gone off the road and over an embankment, striking several trees and a telephone pole.

Two of the passengers were able to get out of the vehicle, but four had to be extricated using the Jaws of Life.

Two files: Trail cops win, but need assistance

Two files: Trail cops win, but need assistance

Trail police are both celebrating a win and asking for help after two unrelated cases they investigated this week, according to RCMP Cpl. Darryl Orr.

“On April 16, the Trail and Greater District RCMP executed a search warrant issued under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a rural Fruitvale residence,” Orr said. “One male was arrested relating to this investigation and charges of Possession of Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking and Production of Marihuana will be recommended by police.”

Orr said it was a significant grow-op.

B.C. government appoints two new Provincial Court judges

B.C. government appoints two new Provincial Court judges

The B.C. government is appointing two new Provincial Court judges, to ensure the court is able to continue to address caseload pressures and improve access to justice, Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton announced today.

In addressing recent retirements and vacancies, the appointments of Judge Patrick Doherty and Judge Dwight Stewart are effective April 23, 2015, and April 18, 2015, respectively.

Judge Doherty attended law school at the University of British Columbia and graduated in 1987.

Routine traffic stop by NPD results in arrest of man for outstanding BC warrants

Routine traffic stop by NPD results in arrest of man for outstanding BC warrants

The Monday morning blues proved to be all too true for a driver heading through Nelson.

While cruising through the Heritage City the man, along with his female passenger, was stopped by Nelson Police in the 400 Block of Vernon Street at 3:45 a.m after officers noticed the driver may be impaired.

During the identification process, NPD officers determined the both male and female had outstanding unendorsed BC warrants for several criminal charges in Vernon.

Salmo RCMP looking for owner of double hull pontoon fishing boat

A double hull pontoon fishing boat, looking similar to the photo, was found on Highway 3 near Salmo.

Salmo RCMP is looking for the owner of a double hull pontoon fishing boat which was found on Highway 3 near the intersection of Highway 3 and Highway 3B.

The boat appears to have fallen off the roof of a travelling vehicle.

If anyone has information on the owner, they are asked to please contact the Salmo RCMP with full description and hull number to claim.

Salmo RCMP phone number 250-357-2212.

AMBER ALERT CANCELLED: Suspect located in Merritt, child safe say police

Alycia Lyle was taken from her home by father, David Lyle, at 10:20 a.m. Monday.

The Amber Alert issued Monday was cancelled after suspect, David Lyle, was located and arrested.

The child and her father were located in Merritt by an RCMP officer shortly after 1:30 p.m. said Delta Police in a media statement.

"The suspect was taken into custody without incident; pending the outcome of the investigation he will face several charges," the statement went on to read.

"The child is safe and well and  in police custody until she can be reunited with her mother.

Expanded legal aid service helps resolve criminal cases quickly

Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Suzanne Anton was joined by other members of the legal community during the recent announcement.

Continuity of service for legal aid clients dealing with criminal law matters and earlier resolution of disputes are the goals of a new pilot project announced recently by Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Suzanne Anton.

The Expanded Criminal Duty Counsel (ECDC) - provided by the Legal Services Society (LSS) - serves legal aid clients at the Port Coquitlam courthouse who are dealing with a criminal law matter.

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